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Hong Kong Flooey disrupts Taipei bike expo

On 17th March, BikeBiz.co.uk asked 'Is it safe to travel to the Taipei show'? It probably is, but 'probably' isn't much of a prophylactic. On 24th March, BikeBiz carried the first 'come to Taiwan, all is safe' message from the organisers of the Taipei cycle trade show. Now, US trade mag BicycleRetailer reports that many Americans are not going to risk the journey because of worries about SARS, and the Shimano stand will be staffed largely by Taiwanese employees. Even EBMA's Brian Montgomery - a habitué of cycle shows around the world - has cancelled. However, most Brits pro-booked for the show are still planning to go, and are now expecting to have the show to themselves!

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